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High Definition Sub-Channel Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000225841D
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 111K

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Related People

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.: OWNER

Abstract

This invention relates to a High Definition Sub-Channel Display for a vehicular audio system that allows all high definition channels to be shown on a display screen. The display includes a listing of the supplemental program service (“SPS”) multicast channels. Surplus information (i.e., unavailable stations) may be removed from the display screen to maximize available screen space. Alternatively, all SPS broadcast stations may be displayed on the display device, but the unavailable stations are shown “grayed out.”

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Title of Invention

High Definition Sub-Channel Display

Description of Invention

    This invention relates to a High Definition Sub-Channel Display for a vehicular audio system that allows all high definition channels to be shown on a display screen. The display includes a listing of the supplemental program service ("SPS") multicast channels. Surplus information (i.e., unavailable stations) may be removed from the display screen to maximize available screen space. Alternatively, all SPS broadcast stations may be displayed on the display device, but the unavailable stations are shown "grayed out."

Unique Features

1. An audio system for a passenger vehicle capable of (1) determining a plurality of media stations; (2) organizing the plurality of media stations in a predetermined order; (3) determining which of the plurality of media stations are currently available; and (4) providing an interface for display identifying which of the plurality of media stations are unavailable, while simultaneously maintaining the predetermined order.

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